January 30, 2009

MBA Recruiting Q&A : Fuqua School of Business

Fuqua's Associate Dean for Career Management Sheryle Dirks addressed some of the concerns/ questions most commonly asked about the recruiting environment for current students.

For details visit their website : http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/news_events/releases1/90342/

HBS: Round 2 Interview Invitations

Harvard Business School (HBS) Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Dee Leopold informed on her blog about the plan for the Roound 2 Interview Invitations.

Quoting Dee from the blog, "
On February 9 we will send out invitations to interview. The invitation will come in an email from HBS MBA Admissions and will contain detailed instuctions about how to sign up for interviews both on campus and in hub cities. Please be assured that if we see you haven't signed up for an intervew by the end of the week, we will contact you by phone...thus there's no reason to be anxious about lost emails, etc."

She further added, "Shortly afterward, I'll update you here as to how many invitations have been issued and how many we expect will go out between February 10 and the April 2 notification date."

Link: http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/blog.html

January 19, 2009

HBS Round 1 Notifications!

On January 21 HBS will notify its decision to all first round applicants.

HBS Admissions Director Deo Leopold in her blog stated, " Some time on Wednesday - most likely before noon - you will receive an email from HBS MBA Admissions indicating that your decision is available. You then log in to your account and there it is."
"We don't make phone calls in advance of this. Really. None. Admits will start to receive congratulatory calls later in the day, but notification is always online. So if you're waiting to hear from Harvard, no need to jump when the phone rings or worry when it doesn't", she said.

From the blog: Applicants invited to join the waitlist on January 21 will receive a follow-up email later in the day on Wednesday from Eileen Chang, waitlist manager. The waitlist will be comprised of a mix of candidates who have been interviewed already and those who haven't.

For those candidates who are not admitted, we are unable to offer personal feedback about your application. Even if we had the staff capacity to do this during the application season, it probably wouldn't be as helpful as you wish. The vast majority of applicants are certainly academically qualified to be here and would bring something interesting to the classroom. The challenge of selection is different from the process of evaluation - in our effort to bring together a diverse and textured class, we make many very tough calls.

HBS Blog Link: Round 1 Decision Day

January 13, 2009

Harvard Business School 2+2 Program

Harvard Business School is opening the doors on an innovative new program HBS 2+2. That is two years of work, then two years of immersion in the Harvard Business School MBA Program.

Graduate college > Work 2 years > HBS 2 years > Earn MBA

To learn more about 2+2 Program, click on the link below:


"This year we will be accepting results from both the GMAT and GRE for 2+2 applicants", said HBS Admissions Director Dee Leopold on her blog. More detailed information about this will be on the website soon.

This year's essay questions for 2+2 Program are as follows:

Required Questions:

1) What are your three most substantial accomplishments and why do
you view them as such? (600-word limit)
2) What would you like us to know about your undergraduate academic
experience? (400-word limit)
3) What have you learned from a mistake? (400-word limit)

Please also respond to one of the following (400-word limit each)

1) Discuss how you have engaged with a community or organization.
2) What area of the world are you most curious about and why?
3) What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you?

Application Submission: 7/1/09 (5 p.m. EST)

Admissions Notification: 9/15/09

HBS Website: http://www.hbs.edu/mba/2%2b2/HowToApply.html#

January 1, 2009

HBS answers questions w.r to round 2 applications

In the post Approaching the Round 2 Deadline, HBS answers some questions of Round 2 Applicants.

Kindly click on the link below to view the same: